f11 Photography Magazine | July 2018
1st July 2018
Welcome to our 78th edition of f11 Photography Magazine. Portugal is a country I had never been to before, until a couple of months ago. A month traveling around this surprisingly varied country was followed by a foray into Galicia, with enticing photographic opportunities all along the way. You will be able to read all about it and watch the associated videos right here, starting this month with my Behind the Lens feature and Video Blog from the Minho region of northern Portugal. Twinned with them is the first of this month’s Post-Production Videos, which combines both focus-stacking and exposure-merging techniques to capture the moon setting over a royal statue in Guimarães. In the second, I examine the options for preserving detail when resizing images in response to an f11 member’s request. And while we’re talking about processing, I should mention this month’s Field Trial, which evaluates our new Dell UltraSharp 8K monitor, and asks, does size matter?
I have to say, pictures do look impressive on it, be they landscapes of Portugal or a subject far removed from my normal fare – the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. You can read all about the trials and tribulations of covering such a unique event in this month’s What’s In a Picture? Stepping Back does what it says on the tin by recalling a trip to Sicily, a destination we’re determined to return to. Meanwhile, our regular f11 columnist Ross Hoddinott writes movingly about his mother’s legacy, and the influence she had on his photographic career.
By the way, due to a flurry of commitments this month, we’ve extended the deadline for entries to our f11 Your Vision 2018 photographic competition for fully registered f11 members. Full details are here , but in a nutshell, send us your masterpieces of creative originality by 31 July and you could win a tempting prize, not to mention the accolades.
Speaking of competitions, this month f11 editor Ailsa McWhinnie summarises all the major competitions you could enter (including ours!), from wildlife to gardens. Useful stuff. And of course, as usual, there are your images in the f11 Member’s Gallery, with constructive appraisal from myself.
To those of you have sent in suggestions as to what you’d like to see in this, your magazine, thank you so much. You’ll notice quite a few member-generated features now coming through. We act on as many of your highly valuable ideas as we can, so keep them coming. Oh, and if you’re enjoying our monthly offerings, do spread the word.
David Noton is a Canon Ambassador
and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society
David Noton: 1st Jul 2018 08:00:00